Douwe Arjen Zeldenrust

June 7th, 1969
Nijmegen
The Netherlands


I am Collection Manager, Digital Curator and member of the Management Team at the Meertens Instituut. My aim is to provide access to cultural information. And my focus is on collections, ICT and Digital Humanities.


Experience

  • 2011 - up till now: Collection Manager, Meertens Instituut - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

  • Member of the Management Team of the Meertens Instituut.

  • PhD candidate at University of Amsterdam (UvA).

  • Chair of Humanities Cluster work group 'Collections & GDPR'.

  • Chair of the Spatial and Digital History network of the European Social Science History Conference.

  • Member KNAW work group 'Research Data'.

  • Partner in Parthenos EU project (2015 - 2017).

  • Member of the SURFsara working group 'Research Data Management, Engagement' (LCRDM) (2016-2017).

  • Member KNAW project team 'Towards a digital, sustainable and accessible archive' (2017).

  • Chair of the KNAW Working Group Open Access & Digital Durability (2014-2016).

  • Advisor to the Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed, NDE, Network Digital Heritage (2014 - 2015).

  • 2008 - 2011: Coordinator External Cooperation (Project Manager, ICT Consultant & Researcher), Meertens Instituut - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

  • 2006 - 2008: ICT Consultant, department for ICT Services - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). From 2006 until 2008 I was a member of the KNAW Collection Working Group.

  • 2004 - 2006: Researcher and Project leader, Meertens Instituut - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). From 2002 until 2005 I was, as part of the KNAW, a committee member of the Visual Culture Working Group of the Huizinga Instituut.

  • 2001 - 2004: Information and Collection Specialist, department of History Studies at the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (NIWI) - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

  • 1996 - 2000: Assistant Provincial Archaeologist and Archaeological Field Research Coordinator, Joan Willems Stichting.

  • 1992 - 1995: Tour Guide at the Netherlands Maritime Museum.


Education

  • 2018: Course ‘AVG in de Praktijk’ (GDPR in Practice), Nederlandse Privacy Academie (NPA).

  • 2017: Course 'Privacy and archives', Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

  • 2015: Programming 2 (Software Development - CS50), Faculty of Science (School of Informatics), University of Amsterdam, incl. C, PHP, SQL, JavaScript.

  • 2013: Programming 1 (Software Development - CS50), Faculty of Science (School of Informatics), University of Amsterdam, incl. C, PHP, SQL, JavaScript.

  • 2012: Course 'Archiving and Archivists', Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

  • 2010: Course 'How to write an excellent research proposal', Leiden University.

  • 2010: GIS course, Alfalab.

  • 2005: Course MapInfo (GIS), Geodan.

  • 2003: Course Digital Cultural Heritage, Maastricht University.

  • 2002: Course Digitaliseren Historische Foto’s, SEPIA (Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access).

  • 2000-2001: Master Information and Document Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • 1989-1995: MA History, University of Amsterdam, International Relations (Master thesis supervisor: W. Ten Have, former director of the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide studies, second supervisor: Fik Meijer, professor Ancient Maritime History & Maritime Archaeology). Internship at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • 1988-1989: Propedeuse (BA) History, University of Amsterdam.

  • 1981-1988: Atheneum B: Jacob Roelands Lyceum, Boxtel, The Netherlands.